Posts Tagged ‘My Favorite Things’

Making Mountains out of Stencils

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan.

I hope you are all keeping safe and well during this Corona outbreak.

In keeping with the stencil theme from this months hop I’ve decided to use my stencils instead of stamps to create a scene on my card. Triangles for mountains and a circle for the sun – pretty basic – it reminded me of working with kids in the primary grades and making pictures using shapes. It was fun.

I used the MFT’s Basic Triangle Shapes stencil and some distress oxide inks to make the mountains. I started with Peeled Paint and blended the ink over one of the triangles onto a piece of white card stock.

Next I made a mask to cover up the first triangle and then using Iced Spruce and a larger triangle I added another mountain. When I peeled off the mask the larger mountain is in the background.

I decided I wanted a sun shining on those mountains so I used MFT’s Basic Circles Shapes Stencil with Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Inks. I did this on a scrap piece of card stock and fussy cut it out.

I have a little trick I want to share.  You may already know this trick and I did too but sometimes I forget about it and get frustrated lining my stamps up and then I remember to do this and it’s like a new trick again. (I’m easily amused haha).

Place your sentiment on the line of  a grid paper or along the edge of a ruler. This ensures that it’s straight. Pick up the sentiment with your block. If you’re block doesn’t have lines on it then line the edge of your block to the line on the grid paper just above your sentiment.  Simple right, yet I often forget about it. It’s great for when you don’t have a stamp positioning tool.

Back to the card. I made another mountain on scrap paper using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink and a smaller triangle. I cut it out and added it the card panel with craft foam for some dimension. I adhered the sun and cut the whole panel down.

The sentiment on this card is actually one stamp. It’s from MFT as well and is I cut it apart because I wanted part of it under the mountains and part of it above them.  If I want to use the sentiment as one then I can easily line them back up. It’s a great way to stretch your stamps.

To finish the card I layered it onto grey, green and kraft card stock to coordinate with the mountains and then onto a white card base.

This was a very simple but satisfying card to make. As I’m looking at the picture above and typing this up I have the urge to doodle on those mountains. Hmmmm time to make another card 😉

Thanks so much for visiting me here today.

Stay safe and well.

Hugs,

Susan

 

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Quick & Easy Thank You Card

Monday, February 24th, 2020

We’ve all been there – you need a card quickly, but don’t have much time! Hello friend – Deb here from the Design team, and today I’m sharing a quick & easy thank you card that you can pull together in a jiffy. Another way of using this card is to create it in advance, but just leave off the sentiment. Then, it’s ready for when you need it – just add the sentiment appropriate to the situation at hand!

COZY COMPANIONS THANK YOU

Who doesn’t love a bear in a cozy chair, with a mug of hot chocolate?! This cutie is ready say ‘thank you’, or even just thinking of you.

Quick and Easy Thank You Card

Wouldn’t you just love to join him in a cup of cocoa? I would!

CARD DETAILS

On a small piece of white cardstock, stamp the bear image from the MFT Cozy Companions set in Memento Tuxedo black ink.  Colour in the image using Copic markers. For the chair, I chose greens G09 & G03; B00 & B02 for the sweater; E29 & E37 browns for the bear and Y28 (which is a Lionet Gold) for the stool & chair legs. Next, use the coordinating Cozy Companions dies to die cut the bear.

For the background, use the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies and cut a smaller light blue panel, and a larger white panel. Use a blending tool to add some Salty Ocean Distress ink around the edges of each panel.  Use the Memento ink to stamp the sentiment from the Penny Black Sentiment Collection in the  upper right corner. Now, layer the pieces together. Glue the white panel onto a light blue card base, then attach the blue panel & the die cut bear with foam tape.

Quick and Easy Thank You Card

I think that the die cutting, along with the stitched layers adds just the right amount of interest & depth for this card. And no one needs to know how easy it was to pull together! I think that the part that took me the longest was deciding on colours.

SUPPLIES

You will love the adorable scenes that  you can create with the MFT Cozy Companions stamp set. And I’m always the first to say that you should always get the coordinating die set – it just adds so much interest to a project when you add dimension.

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Zippy Zebras Fun

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Hi crafty friends and welcome back.  Sandi MacIver here and I have some Zippy Zebras Fun to share with you today.  This adorable Zippy Zebra stamp and die combo is from our friends over at My Favorite Things.  Their stamp artwork is always adorable and uplifting and this set is no exception.  Who can resist a Zebra on a scooter?  NOT ME!   haha.

Zippy Zebras Fun

I started by blending the background in Peacock Feather and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks for a bright playful look.  Next, I splattered with water for some distressing.

Zippy Zebras Fun

The black and white Zebra stamping is super easy and you can use Copic Markers Co and C1 (light grays) to add a little shadow down the side for depth.

I colored the scooter with Copics in Blues:  BG11, BG13, Bg49 and the tires in C5 and C6 with a bit of White Gel Pen to highlight.

Zippy Zebras Fun

There are sweet butterflies and flowers in the stamp set too, as well as coordinating dies which I have used to cut out my Zippy Zebras (love that name).

Next I cut out my “Hugs” from white card stock using Alpha dies.  The final sentiment is white heat embossed on black.

The large letters and Zebras are mounted to the card with Foam tape to add depth and extra interest to the card front.

This stamp set is fast and fun, would look great with any background and works for all occasions ….a must for your stamping stash.

That’s it for me today, Hope you enjoyed the card and here is a list of the supplies I used.  Clicking on them will take you to the Scrap ‘N Stamp Store where you can see a larger image and add them to your shopping cart.

Until next time – Toodles!